Location: Rural Sierra Leone
Dates: 2 or 4 weeks from May – June
Join our Football for Development programme in Sierra Leone and support a project to bring education, community engagement and sports to some of the most vulnerable children in the world. We are looking for proactive individuals with experience in football playing or coaching, to assist in coaching a primary school football team and help organise the Street Child interschool football tournament.
You will be allocated a school and will spend the lead up to the football tournament assisting in coaching and mentoring your team of primary school children. The passion is there, but without the resources for coaching or matches, these children find it difficult to progress in the sport. For many, it is their opportunity to escape their everyday lives and get down to the serious business of having fun. As a result, this programme helps to alleviate the pressures of life and develop vital life skills through peaceful competition, play and the dedication and grit it takes to improve at a sport.
Experiencing life in Sierra Leone will push you out of your comfort zone and into a realm of adventure and excitement. You will grow in confidence as a person, coach and mentor, and you will come away with a deep appreciation of the hardships that disadvantaged children in West Africa live with everyday. This is also a great opportunity for you to learn about the development sector through an immersive experience, and to make a lasting contribution to an organisation that offers educational access to out of school children all over the world.
Providing football coaching for the girls’ and boys’ football teams at your allocated school
Assisting in the planning and logistics of a multi-school tournament
Contributing to the future development of the Football for Development programme in Sierra Leone
Liaising with potential partners and sponsors to develop the programme
Marketing the tournament across various online and offline platforms.
The successful applicant must be prepared to live and work in austere conditions, and to travel independently within Sierra Leone. The applicant must be able to manage his or her work plan and report regularly to the team on progress. A fundraising commitment will be required of the successful applicant. Flights and food are at the applicant’s own expense. Accommodation will be provided by Street Child at a fixed cost.
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Angelegt am: 10.04.2018
Letzte Änderung am: 10.04.2018